Holidays with kids at the Dutch coast: “Huisje van Hout” in Noordwijk

I am now almost 36 weeks pregnant of the second one and this week we enjoy our last holiday with the three of us in the Netherlands on the Dutch coast. I found a too sweet and cute little wooden house near Noordwijk aan Zee. This week we are going to enjoy the sun, sea and beach in our own country in the Netherlands. And as icing on the cake we will also visit the flowering dahlia fields that are only in bloom this month.

Huisje van Hout (wooden holiday home) is located just behind the dunes between Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout. Did you know that the Dutch North Sea coast is 523 km long? Plenty of places to discover! If you go on holiday with a toddler then comfort and convenience is the most important thing for us. Luckily holiday home “Huisje van Hout” exceeded all our expectations and I give you all the tips below on what you can do in the area with small children.

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This year I’m going on a holiday in the Netherlands for the first time in my life. Yes, you read it correctly, I’m going on holiday in my own country! Why go far away when there is so much beauty to discover in our own “little frog” country? Of course it also plays a role that we now have a 2 years old little girl hopping around, and that I am now 7 months pregnant with the second one. Besides that, I didn’t feel like visiting the heat of southern Europe this time. Just give me 20+ degrees with a little sun and my holiday can’t go wrong anymore.

So I went investigating on the web what beautiful places in the Netherlands are to visit with small children. For those who know me you know that I love luxury and comfort, and especially now with a little one you want to experience the same feeling at home with all conveniences at hand.  On the internet I quickly came across the luxury holiday homes of Dutchen. I always wanted to go to one of the Frisian Islands and therefore we kick off this summer with a holiday to lake Lauwersmeer and the island of Schiermonnikoog!

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A piece of Italy in the South of Limburg, The Netherlands

In my previous blog I took you to the high North of the Netherlands, where I let myself get carried away by the beautiful nature of Vlieland. This time I will travel all the way down South where I settled down near Landgraaf in the province of Zuid-Limburg. This area is mostly known for its glowing landscape and grapevines.

As a true wine lover, you don’t have to travel all the way to Italy anymore, but you can enjoy everything this region has to offer like a true Burgundian. The fall this year is beautiful and the nature is at its most beautiful, but also later on during wintertime when everything is white, this place is definitely recommended for a weekend away.
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Vlieland, hidden treasure of Holland

A couple years ago I was at Vlieland for the first time and I was truly amazed. I found it so beautiful! I have been able to see a lot of the world, but I was truly impressed by how beautiful this place is. I just couldn’t believe the Netherlands has such beautiful islands. Especially Vlieland with its beautiful white beaches.

From the moment you set foot ashore you literally enter a different world. It starts with the boat ride from Harlingen (Friesland). You leave your car behind, because you can’t take that with you. During the trip across the Waddenzee which lasts 1.5 hours, you can enjoy the view from the top of the deck and if you’re lucky you might spot some seals.

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Shopping Hotspots Amsterdam

As a guest travel blogger, I (Naomi) am honored, to share my Stylish Chic tips with you and especially for one of the most beautiful cities, which is also the capital of my home country, namely Amsterdam! As a fashion addict, with already 17 years of work experience in fashion and working in Amsterdam, it’s only logical to me to start my favorite shopping hotspots in this city.

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Andaz Amsterdam, Hyatt’s luxury boutique hotel

Let’s just kick the door down. Hotel Andaz is one of the most beautiful hotels of Amsterdam. Special, unique in its kind and above all a real work of art. It opened its doors at the end of 2012 as a 5-star boutique hotel as part of the famous Hyatt chain. Andaz has a special meaning too. It means “personal style” in Hindi. At this moment, the Andaz label has 12 boutique hotels all across the world. Among others in Japan, China, Costa Rica, Hawaii, London and now in Amsterdam as well.

The Andaz Hotel is situated at the Prinsengracht in the ancient library of Amsterdam and is completely redesigned by the Dutch architect Marcel Wanders. Every Andaz hotel is unique in its kind and therefore really special. Marcel Wanders strikingly redesigned the former building into a stylish hotel with all services and quality that we know from Hyatt.

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From Amsterdam with Love Hotel V Nesplein

Hotel V Nesplein is a hotel with a story. Upon arrival your attention is drawn by the huge crystal chandelier hanging in the hall. This amazing chandelier symbolizes the world of theatre, because Hotel V Nesplein is located in the former theatre district of Amsterdam.

Next to that is Hotel V Nesplein a true Amsterdam family business. It is run by 11th generation born and raised Amsterdam people. How special is that! The owners have a big passion for the history of the city and knew how to design Hotel V Nesplein creatively. The interior is a combination of vintage chic with an industrial twist.

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Boutique Hotel Vondel, 19th century Amsterdam’s mansion

Hotel Vondel is one of the coziest boutique hotels in Amsterdam. Situated in a beautiful neighborhood, no more than 5 minutes walking distance from the Vondelpark and at a stone’s throw from Leidseplein. Have you always wanted to sleep in a characteristic 19th century mansion in the heart of Amsterdam? Only at Hotel Vondel you can really experience what it’s like to sleep in a true Amsterdam mansion.

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